WD: Description of the Compatibility Tab in Options Dialog Box for Word 7.0

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Summary

This article describes the Compatibility options that are available in Microsoft Word 7.0.

NOTE: To change the Compatibility options, click Options on the Tools menu, and then click the Compatibility tab.

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Font Substitution

Displays fonts used in the active document that are not available on your system by using fonts that are available on your system.

Recommended Options For

Selects the word-processing program you want to set options for. Selected options affect only the display of the document while you work with it in Word. The document is not changed permanently.

Options

Selects the options you want to appear in the active document. Selected options affect only the display of the document while you work with it in Word. The document is not changed permanently.
                            Available
   Option                   in version   Option Description
   ------------------------------------------------------------------------

   Combine table borders      6.0 7.0    If a table contains two contiguous
   like Word for                         cells whose border is formatted
   the Macintosh 5.x                     differently, the left-most cell is
                                         displayed with the border width of
                                         the right-most cell.

   Don't add automatic tab    6.0 7.0    Ignores the automatic tab stop
   stop for hanging indent               that Word 6.0 uses when creating a
                                         hanging indent.

   Don't add extra space      6.0 7.0    Prevents Word from inserting
   for raised/lowered                    additional space between lines to
   characters                            accommodate raised or lowered
                                         characters.

   Don't add leading          7.0        Displays text without leading
   (extra space) between                 between the lines. This is the
   rows of text                          same functionality that exists in
                                         Word versions 5.x for the
                                         Macintosh.

   Don't add space for        7.0        Word doesn't add extra space for
   underlines                            underlines.

   Don't balance columns      6.0 7.0    Prevents Word from balancing
   for continuous section                columns at the end of a section or
   starts                                document.

   Don't balance Sbcs         7.0        Not used in U.S. English Word.
   characters and Dbcs
   characters

   Don't blank the area       6.0 7.0    Prevents Word from obscuring any
   behind metafile                       text or graphics surrounding an
   pictures                              inserted metafile. Selecting this
                                         option decreases editing speed.

   Don't convert              7.0        Not used in U.S. English Word.
   backslash characters
   into yen signs

   Don't draw underline       7.0        Not used in U.S. English Word.
   on trailing spaces

   Expand character           7.0        Justifies the line ending with
   spaces on the line                    SHIFT+ENTER when the paragraph
   ending SHIFT+RETURN                   is formatted as justified.

   Expand/condense by         7.0        Rounds the measurement of the
   whole number of points                spacing for characters with
                                         condensed or expanded spacing to
                                         the nearest whole number.

   Print body text before     7.0        Prints the main text layer before
   header/footer                         the Header/Footer layer, which
                                         allows for the process of
                                         PostScript codes in the text layer
                                         the same way Word 5.x for the
                                         Macintosh does. (This
                                         functionality is the reverse of
                                         the default order.)

   Print colors as black      6.0 7.0    Prints all colors as black,
   on noncolor printers                  instead of using grayscale
                                         (different shades of gray) when
                                         you use a printer that does not
                                         print color.

   Show hard page or          6.0 7.0    If a frame contains a manual, or
   column breaks in frames               hard page break or column break,
                                         Word displays it.

   Substitute fonts based     7.0        Option used by the WordPerfect 6.x
   on font size                          converter to make a font request
                                         based on font size first, and if a
                                         match is not found, to actually
                                         map the font.

   Suppress extra line        6.0 7.0    Prevents Word from adding extra
   spacing at top of page                line spacing at the top of a page.
                                         If the line spacing for the line
                                         at the top of a page is set for
                                         more than single spacing, Word
                                         ignores the extra spacing so that
                                         the top margin will not increase.

   Suppress extra line        7.0        Prevents Word from adding extra
   spacing at the top of                 line spacing at the top of a page.
   page like Word 5.x                    If the line spacing for the line
   for the Macintosh                     at the top of a page is set for
                                         more than single line spacing,
                                         Word ignores the extra spacing so
                                         that the top margin will not
                                         increase.

   Suppress extra line        7.0        This ensures that the layout of
   spacing like WP 5.x                   converted WordPerfect documents
                                         formatted with Automatic line
                                         height closely matches that of the
                                         original document.

   Suppress space before      6.0 7.0    Word suppresses the space in a
   after a hard page or                  paragraph formatted with the Space
   column break                          Before option that follows a hard
                                         page break or column break.

   Swap left and right        6.0 7.0    If a paragraph has a left border
   borders on odd facing                 (not a box) and the "Different
   pages                                 Odd/Even Headers" or "Mirror
                                         Margins" check box is selected,
                                         Word prints the border on the
                                         right on odd numbered pages.

   Treat \" as " " in         6.0 7.0    In a data source, converts a
   mail merge data sources               delimiter composed of a backslash
                                         and quotation mark (\") to two
                                         quotation marks (" "), so that
                                         Word can recognize quotation
                                         marks.

   Truncate font height       7.0        Word rounds the font size up or
                                         down as in WordPerfect 6.x for
                                         Windows.

   Use larger small caps      7.0        Applies small caps formatting in
   like MacWord 5.x                      Word version 6.0 for the Macintosh
                                         the same way as Word version 5.x
                                         for the Macintosh, which produces
                                         slightly larger smaller capital
                                         letters.

   Wrap Trailing Spaces       6.0 7.0    Automatically moves any spaces
   To Next Line                          that trail into the margin after a
                                         word at the end of a line to the
                                         beginning of the next line.
				

Default

Saves the compatibility options you selected as the new default in the active template. Word will display every new document based on the active template with the new compatibility options you select.

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Article ID: 192634 - Last Review: November 1, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 95a
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh
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